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Christopher D. Janelle

Berkeley County attorney Christopher D. Janelle has a diverse skill set that allows him to take on a variety of cases with confidence. As a stickler for detail and preparation, his goal is to treat each and every client as his most important client. He respects and understands that he has been selected by each client to handle one of the most important matters of their life.

He takes that trust very seriously. With more than two decades of experience in the legal field, he is able to give clients reliable and authoritative advice, and he can try cases with the confidence that only comes from the experience of hundreds of prior trials. He has a specific focus on personal injury, and family law matters.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1992

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia - 1992
  • Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1987

Representative Cases

  • Largent v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 671 S.E.2d 794, 222 W. Va. 789 (W. Va., 2008)
  • Wachter v. Wachter, 607 S.E.2d 818, 216 W. Va. 489 (W. Va., 2004)
  • Williamson v. Harden, 214 W. Va. 77, 585 S.E.2d 369 (W. Va., 2003)
  • Foster v. Good Shepherd Interfaith Vol., 202 W. Va. 81, 502 S.E.2d 178 (W. Va., 1998)
  • Poole v. Berkeley County Planning Com'n, 488 S.E.2d 349, 200 W. Va. 74 (W. Va., 1997)
  • Keesecker v. Bird, 200 W. Va 667, 490 S.E.2d 754 (W. Va., 1997)
  • West Virginia Ins. Co. v. Lambert, 193 W. Va. 681, 458 S.E.2d 774 (W. Va., 1995)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • West Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Eastern Panhandle Family Court Bar Association, Past President
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Eastern Panhandle, Past Board President
  • Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member
  • Berkeley County Development Authority, Past Member
  • Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary, Member
  • Main Street Martinsburg: Board Member
  • Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation: Board Member

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